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  • Pygmalion And Galatea Essay

    The myth of the Pygmalion and Galatea us one of the most influential and inspiring ancient Greek myths, and became the main theme for theatrical plays, movies, and artistic paintings. The main idea of the mythological story can be traced from ancient times, all the up to very modernized productions and literature. The themes of the original story and all of the reinterpretations have to do with a metamorphosis of some kind, and the ideas of how a woman should look and behave. Pygmalion is a Greek myth in Orvid’s narrative. In the story, Pygmalion was a Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory. Pygmalion had sworn off dating and women, he had always had trouble when it came to women. After having too many negative experiences with dating, he grew to despise the female gender so much that he swore off of them. To forget his worries, Pygmalion would turn to the arts, and he found he was quite gifted in sculpting. Using his skills in carving and his hatred of odious women, he began to carve a statue out of ivory, but not just any statue, it was a woman. The woman he began to carve was the woman of his wildest fantasies. She was beautiful, Pygmalion gave her every quality that he would want in a human spouse. Eventually Pygmalion fell in love with his…

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  • Pygmalion And Galatea Analysis

    He has become obsessed with his creation to point to where he then devotes all his time into making sure that Galatea is pampered, and will not have to worry about taking care of herself as he will do it for her. This can also be seen in Jean-Léon Gérôme’s painting, as there is another painting showing a man showing respect towards a woman who is of a high standard. The painting can also show the same relationship with Pygmalion and Galatea. Hence Pygmalion is giving Galatea many gifts to show…

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  • Compare And Contrast Birth Of Venus And Galatea

    “Galatea vs. Birth of Venus” From the detailed hands of antiquity, both the work of Botticelli and Raphael speak to the ages through near perfection. So often the work of the Renaissance brought new life to the classics, reminding us of the footprints of humanity. Seen in both “Birth of Venus” (ca. 1482) and “Galatea” (ca. 1513), the theme of divine love is portrayed through the mythical ideals of the feminine form. An ode to nature through the sexual sense of the female nude, both works…

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  • Iphis And Ianthe From Ovid's Metamorphoses And Galatea Analysis

    Just like the common themes found in Iphis and Ianthe from Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Galatea, there are some common themes from Galatea found in William Shakespeare’s play As You Like It. This common theme is the idea of a woman dressing up as a man and falling in love with another person. Even with these commonalities, there are many differences between these two plays in both plot and what each play says about gender, love, and marriage. Using this, the end of the play Galatea can be better…

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  • Visual Interpretation Of Diana And Actaeon

    When the story of “Diana and Actaeon” is mentioned, one’s mind most commonly recalls the episode in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, in which Actaeon accidentally stumbles upon the goddess Diana naked in the woods during a hunting trip, and she metamorphoses him into a deer; therefore, his hunting dogs devour him (Ovid 55). “Diana and Actaeon” is a very well known episode from the Metamorphoses; it is where Ovid first delves into a discussion of whether the gods are just in their punishments towards…

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  • The Single-Minded Cyclops Summary

    The Single-Minded Cyclops The story of Acis and Galatea illustrates a love triangle between Acis, Galatea, and Polyphemus. Galatea is a sea nymph who is the object of both Acis’ and Polyphemus’ affection. Galatea, however, wants nothing to do with Polyphemus, and although Galatea repeatedly shows her hatred for him, Polyphemus still blindly pursues her. Ovid could have chosen anyone to be the pursuer of Galatea, so why did he chose Polyphemus? The cyclops Polyphemus was chosen because he has one…

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  • Hesiod's Theogony: Cyclopes In Ancient Mythology

    describes Cyclopes, specifically the cyclops Polyphemus. Using Unrequited Love: Polyphemus and Galatea in Ovid’s Metamorphoses by Alan H. F. Griffin as a reference, Griffin compares Ovid’s Polyphemus in book 13 of Ovid’s Metamorphoses to Theocritus’ Polyphemus. Here Polyphemus is “a somewhat pathetic figure who engages the reader’s sympathy when he is spurned by his beloved”, states Griffin. Griffin explains that in Homer’s Odyssey Polyphemus is a “horrific character”, in Theocritus’ Polyphemus…

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  • Polyphemus In The Odyssey

    whereas Theocritus illustrates him as a sentimental Cyclops in love with the nymph Galatea. In the Classical world of Homer, humans and gods are focused on war and vengeance. Characters like Odysseus and Achilles are consumed with the virtue of honor and the idea of being the hero. The depiction of Polyphemus in The Odyssey as the monster who plans…

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  • Research Paper On Pygmalion

    how difficult is it.” Time go and gone.the night is deep,Pygmalion has to go home.At his home, Pygmalion walks from left to right,right to left,left to right.He is gloomy and upset.He signed:”I have never fall in love with someone,because they are too common,but now, I love a wax statue,I do not know whether is a punishment for me or a fortune.I will pray to all gods to bless Galatea could became a real girl.If it can not come true.I will as if live in hell day and night.” Galatea: ” Before I…

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  • What Is Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

    A self-fulfilling prophecy (SFP) occurs when the experience of an event induces the behavior that increases the likelihood of the event’s occurrence (Eden, 1990). In this case, the Pygmalion effect and the Galatea effects are the two most important self-fulfilling prophecy theories. There is also a third effect, known as the Golem effect. In general, all three of these effects, affect recruiters’ perceptions of employees. Your expectations of employees and their expectations of themselves…

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